This is a very nicely made pillow. I wanted so badly to love it. It really is beautiful. I took all the reviews at face value and jumped into the abyss, purchasing 2 King Candace Olson feather pillows, 2 Queen and 5 Standard. Oh what a mistake! Pillows are so subjective. I figured they must be wonderful with such overwhelmingly glowing reviews. I am sure they are very wonderful for very many people. Just not for me and my family. Universally we all thought they were waaay tooo hard. They fluff up beautifully indeed but compress to a brick. Each and every one of us had a crook neck. Unfortunately we could not return some of them because we had used them. Now we are stuck with pillows that don't satisfy the requisite fluff factor we need in our home. I'd be careful. These really are firm. The Queen the most so out of all of them. Whether this is a fluke or not, I just don't know. The Standard weren't so bad, but the Queen left something truly to be desired. Ouch! So in summation, for some this might be ideal, but for us, we cannot get use to them in any way shape or form. I'm definitely in need of a good massage to sooth out the kinks and stiffness.
I am in bed all the time and needed support yet softness. These 2 pillows fit the bill. The zippered protectors are of fine quality. The pillows are a bit smaller than expected but do not detract from the effectiveness. I highly recommend the pillow for daily or decorative use.
I purchased the Candice Olson Pillow as well as another brand that was about 4 times as expensive so I could compare them as both had similar descriptions. I was looking for a good quality down pillow that offered firm support for side sleepers. Although the Candice Olson pillow was the least expensive of the two, it had far better quality and support. These pillows fluff up nice and are super comfortable to sleep on in any position. I actually ended up buying a second Candice Olson Pillow and returned the more expensive one since the more expensive pillow just flattened out completely and offered no support even though they claimed it was full and firm.
Quite possible the best pillow I have ever purchased. And I have bought a lot, including a Tempurpedic. I have always had neck pain when sleeping. I am mainly a side sleeper. And since using it, I have not woken up with any neck pain. I can't express how great that is.
For any friend of mine who wants a high loft down and feather pillow, this is a good buy. It is a little higher than my husband or I am used to, but I wouldn't think of returning it. We have a lot of company and I'm sure one of them will love this "high and mighty' pillow. It would also be great for a bed prop when reading.
The workmanship of the pillow is excellent and is absolutely beautiful; however, the pillow loft (7-8") did not match that of the dimensions (2") on the product details tab. I purchased a queen size pillow and the pillow measured 7-8 inches in height after taken out of plastic, fluffing, and allowing it to sit for two days to recover it's full loft. The pillow would be ideal for side sleepers but be aware that the loft is much greater than what it states. I found the pillow to be firm as described and filled very generously. If pillow had been a lower loft, I would have kept it for sure :)
I was excited to received my 2 king size pillows. They are beautiful pillows and I had high hopes for a great nights sleep. After about an hour, the pillow feels hard under your head. I woke up several times punching the pillow trying to get it to be soft and fluffy. Sadly, I can't return them, they are open and used. A big waste of money. ($***.**)
Even though I love my very soft down pillows I needed more support especially when reading or watching television in bed. I purchased one Candice Olson European Goose Feather and Down Pillow just for myself to see how I liked it, thinking if didn't I could always give it to my husband who isn't as picky as I am. :-) This pillow has just the right kind of firmness although at first I thought it was too firm. Now that I've been using it for two weeks it has softened up a bit but is still firm enough to help keep me supported in bed with my other very soft pillow. I've given up using my ultra soft down pillow and use this one exclusively for sleep. My husband now wants one too so I just ordered another. The pillow protector that comes with it is lovely, and has a nice baffle around the edges. I'm a back and side sleeper and this pillow works well with either position. If you're a 'scruncher' this pillow does scrunch but won't go flat.